Scotty McCreery is off to a good start as the Season 10 American Idol champ. His post-Idol single, I Love You This Big, bows at No. 32 on Billboard's Country Tracks airplay chart. The position is the highest debut for a new artist since Billboard used airplay data for that chart in 1990.
Lauren Alaina's single, Like My Mother Does, comes in at No. 49.
Both tunes are expected to debut much higher on Billboard's Hot 100 which adds in sales to airplay points. iTunes albums featuring studio versions of many of the finalists' performances have been riding iTunes Top 10 album chart since the finale aired Wednesday.